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. >>> plus, new york city's iconic empire state building shows off its new high tech lighting. you're watching "early today." >>> here's a look at some of the other stories making news early today in america. a tragedy in new york last night as a commuter bus plowed into a long island home and killed a 6-year-old little boy that was inside. police say the bus had just swerved to avoid a pedestrian and then just lost control. at least 11 bus passengers and the boy's 7-year-old brother were treated for minor injuries. just horrible. >>> the empire state building added flare to the new york city skyline. alicia keys flipped the switch on the inaugural light shows which were synchronized to her songs. the new lighting system displays over 16 million colors with various effects. >>> and, finally, one texas man is using his noggin for a novel idea. hey. the 27-year-old has hired a team of human billboards for for 327 bucks a day clients can temporarily tattoo their logo or brand name on employees' scalps. a portion of his profits will go toward helping kids with alopecia. t
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but cooling down significantly. 36 the temperature over new york city. only in the 20s across portions of the great lakes even across the southeast. rally north carolina 30 degrees out there 40 in atlanta. cool start to your morning. high temperatures we won't be warming up in the great lakes. 40 in chicago, in the 50s in raleigh north carolina. behind this storm not looking like we will see much in the way of precipitation. i don't think we will have many issues but we are expecting to see lake-effect snow kick up a notch across up state new york and northeast. as we head westbound this is the next storm system lingering for several days starting today through the week end. we could be looking at half foot of rainfall. we are looking at significant issue as we head toward several days. good news here. take a look at all of the rain early friday morning. not looking good we have flood watches in effect. >>> maria thank you so much. >>> um concerned now more than before that the explanation of how four americans died in benghazi libya byam ambassador rice does not do justice to the real
association of transportation regulars conference last week and i heard the city of new york is planning on issuing a request a proposal for drivers healthcare. in order to increase the level of coverage. i want to talk to new york city and other jurisdictions about leveraging multiple cities populations of taxi drivers to bring rates down and provide health care for san francisco taxi drivers. >> chairman nolan: what is the rate at which the fund is growing? >> we started a pilot program, approximately 1 million dollars a year. we started the pilot program in late 2010. i cannot say with any accuracy what would happen when old medallions become transferable. that is what is happening now. >> chairman nolan: i am interested in that. that would be a wonderful thing to be able to do that. mr. -- point about being at a level, middle level, i would be interested in seeing that. >> a lot of the cabdrivers have talked about sort of the other challenges that they face in their industry, corruption may be within the cap companies, maybe with non-driving drivers holding the down is requi
is at a store in new york city where tickets are probably a hot commodity. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: yes, they are. this is a big deal. selling hundreds of tickets every hour. people started lining up at 5:00 a.m., and this jackpot, it just keeps growing. it's grown $175 million in just the last three days alone. >> ticket sales are expected to top a whopping $1 billion by tonight's drawing where a single winner could walk away with a cash prize worth $327 million before taxes. >> there you go. good luck. >> i would take my entire family on a cruise around the world. >> a sports car for me. >> aston martin. >> i'll pinch myself. >> reporter: and it's not just the lucky winners who win big. $1 of every $2 powerball ticket goes to the state covering lottery overhead and supporting programs like education. the federal government also hits the jackpot, taking a quarter of the winner's earnings in taxes and, yes, there's more. states and cities can take an additional 5% to 12%. a new york city winner would pay the highest taxes, but lucky winners in eight states may no state taxes on win
as a custodian at a new york city school. for close to 20 years, the kids at ps-87 knew him as the star of their school. earl carroll was 75. >>> men who are close to their in-laws are less likely to get divorced. this may seem like a common sense rule of the road to a lot of men, now it's science. this came out as actual research. men who remain close and get along with their wives' parents have a 20% lower divorce rate. strangely enough it's the opposite for women. when they're close to their in-laws the divorce rate goes up. the researchers say again, this is researchers saying this, that because many women interpret closeness with the in-laws as meddling by the in-laws. >>> our friends at the onion recently named kim jung-un their sexiest man alive for the year 2012. today the story was proudly picked up by the people's daily in china. what they didn't know about the onion, what we all know about the onion, the onion was only kidding. >>> up next, yoko ono in her own words on the breakup of the beatles and those rumors because of her. >>> tonight we get to hear something for the fir
of my ministry is online. >> he said that gas rationing in new york city could lead to cannibalism. >> your baby might start looking like a chicken. >> he has accused justice mayer. >> she was a part of an elite pagan group. >> people see me and they're like, whoa! you're changed. i see this guy and i'm like, thanks, man of god. forerunner right here. >> on the video, angus jones makes it clear he's a phaneuf hudson's but hudson said he has never seen "two and a half men" and was meeting jones for the first time that day. >> everything that angus said came from angus. i was sitting there and if you look at the video and you see my fates, i was as genuinely, i don't want to say shocked but taken back by his boldness. >> please stop filling your head with filth. please. >> i don't know if angus's calling is to become a preacher. i don't know. but i think that angus should follow the leadership of the holy spirit upon his life. >> others aren't so sure. first and foremost, jones' mother. she reportedly said she is concerned her son is being exploited by this church. on the video, jone
. >> first from fox at 3:00 in new york city the fight over the so-called fiscal cliff has gone from negotiations to playing out in public. today the president laid out the plan to step the looming tax hike in a public push that seemed like a campaign event. president obama meeting with a group of what he described as middle class americans, and repeated the argument for raising taxes on families earning more than $250,000, a plan which republicans so far reject. the president said the re-election shows a majority of americans support his approach. >> not just democrats but also a lot of republicans and a lot of independents agreed we should have a balanced approach to deficit reduction that doesn't hurt the economy or hurt middle class families. glad to see if you have been reading the pains more and more republicans in congress are agreeing with this idea we should have a balanced approach. >>shepard: he referenced some in the g.o.p. who signal they could be willing to play bull. the republican leadership still is insisting they will not consider tax hikes. >> republicans are willi
bolling, dana perino, brian kilmeade. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> kimberly: some people call it the war on christmas but tonight the focus is on every american's right to freedom of expression and freedom of religion. it doesn't matter if you're christian, jewish or of no faith at all. in 2019 and right now christians who are under siege by government officials and antireligion groups who think christmas and christianity have no business in the public arena. exhibit no. 1. in kansas, the city of buehler has been forced to remove the cross from the city seal after an atheist group complained. exhibit no. two, north carolina, at college, students were told they couldn't sell christmas trees if they were called christmas trees. they wanted to call them holiday trees until the school finally caved. and finally, in rhode island, exhibit no. three. lincoln chaffee is not backing down. the liberal governor refuses to call a christmas tree a christmas tree. again, he wanted holiday tree and they didn't want a holiday lighting this year and kayed after enormous press
total we were able to find. three to four inches in the darker areas. new york city, just a trace. philly, just a trace. baltimore, nothing. d.c., nothing out of that storm. here's where we get today with some cooler, drier air. we're looking at 32 degrees in boston. about 34 in new york city. philly, about 35 degrees. pittsburgh, about 31. this is a little chillier than you normally would expect this time of year. but at least, it's dry and it will get the snow out of the way you had to deal with. the storm lining up in the west, there's several of them. plenty of cold air. it reminds us to remind you we're in the middle of our coat drive right now. swing by a burlington coat factory story and drop off a gently worn coat. >> all of america's weather in the next half hour. josh? amy? george? >> thank you. >>> coming up here on "gma," the 19-year-old star of "two and a half men" says he's sorry. apologizing for his scathing words about the hit show. now, the man who says he's his spiritual mentor is speaking out to "gma." >>> and brad pitt. our one-on-one exclusive interview with t
legislation bought in by new york city, and other jurisdictions. neil: how do you feel about that in we need one set of rules, biggest difficulty for franchisees is different jurisdictions spelling out what appropriate for menu labeling. we have it in affordable health care act that will give us one system throughout the country, that will save a lot of regulation. neil: but still require, public calorie count of everything you are okay with that. >> we're fine with that. neil: are there any other people shocked when they go in and say vanillaa cream has 8,000-calories. >> sometimes there is a short-term negative affect, but it lasts, based on our experience a very sport time, we have record numbers here in new york. neil: coffee. >> and coffee and doughnuts. neil: i think that most people know that they are getting really good tasty stuff it is not a stalk of celery, i wonder, when they have gone to trouble for to everyone publicize the menus with calories, does this really move the need old healthier eating? or any stuff they advocate it will? >> we have no evidence to say it moves it one
the red-eye flight from los angeles, all the way to new york city, where you are, so they can appear on "good morning america" this morning. rob and paula? >> thanks a lot, brandi. i'm sure they're a little red-eyed right now. >> a little tired. >> just a touch. it should be fun. go check it out, yes. season 86 starts tomorrow. don't miss that. >> 297. >> about right. >>> that is what's making news in america this morning. >> stick with us for "good morning america." have a wonderful wednesday, everybody. and good luck winning the powerball. >> yes. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >>> the first of a series of major storms is arriving in the bay area.
and former chancellor of new york city public schools, scholl klein discussed the educational system and its impact on national security. part of a two-day summit with policymakers and education leaders, hosted by the foundation for excellent education. it's about an hour. [applause] >> welcome to this evening broadcast on morning joe. the energy and thus are a visceral testament to writing two things. one aside the issue of educational reform has ripened. it's a combination of need, the talent we see in this term has coalesced around this issue to detect elegies, but there is a sense that the moment has arrived. and the other is 73 bush. [applause] i am a great believer that two things matter in life. one of the idea and the others people. that's the real driver of change, the real trailer of this silly when you want pack it all. and jeb is a perfect example of a person coming together with real talent and commitment come with a set of ideas. the fact is sure i'll hear is the greatest salute you could give. condi and i come out of the national security background paper gangsters the semeste
the city of new york had or all the folks that it had on the payroll the city bbcame untenable. california just had a big tax increase and it can solve its problems as a state, not poor san bernardino for a up can years that way. you can only raise taxes on wealthy so many times. when you get to 100% taxes where are you going to be? melissa: yeah. >> my feeling they don't want to adjust the fundamental problems of skyrocketing health care costs. they get a lot of leadership from washington on that. and, basically don't want to raise the retirement age for their state employees. they probably have too many state employees anyway including in the state universities. so they, they are going to be in this situation. i think it is very sound. melissa: their point is that, they're are sort of two major things they're judging on, takers versus makers and the creditworthiness of the state which includes things like the debt load and environment for business. how many businesses are leaving the state because they're overtaxed or overburdened or overregulated, whatever it is. what is the net there.
is online. >> reporter: he said gas rationing in new york city could lead to cannibalism. >> your baby might start looking like a chicken wing. >> reporter: and accused a supreme court justice sonia sotomayor might be worshipping say tan. seventh day adventists were distancing themselves, noting the forerunner chronicles is not a ministry operated by seventh day adventist church and host is not a pastor of the church. angus jones issued a statement. i apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues. and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary of which i have been blessed. i never intended that. the statement does not make it clear if he intends to honor the remainder of his contract. and if he does want out, well, on this particular show, there is a precedent. i'm david wright in hollywood. >> he has said that he wants off of the show, but he's under contract. i wonder who could replace him. you? >> there we go. that looks just about right. >> you look good in a tux. snoop wow, that is -- that is -- that is crazy. i mean, again, you wonder what
, and that will be on the northeast corridor. ironically yesterday i was back in new york city actually looking at some of the flood and storm damage. many of the transportation infrastructure facilities were adversely impacted, huge amount of damage. they have incredible new york city is resilient, and how well they are coming back. i think they got about 95% of their transit operations, rail was particularly hit. almost all of east side lower manhattan tunnels flooded, and just think of the massive effort put forward to get those trains running. they probably move about 20% of all passengers in the world in new york city. and a hit like that was incredible. i understand mayor bloomberg, we met with yesterday, will be in town today, and we had discussions yesterday about fema, which our committee overseas -- oversees and also transportation and infrastructure that was hurt. that may be the subject of additional scrutiny by the committee, but today, again, we are focused on looking particularly at amtrak's structural organization. i might also recall that with the last hearing what we'll be doing on the northeast c
in a heated tee pea -- tepee. >> this city is one of your spots, too, new york city. >> i love new york, it's my favorite time to be here during the holidays. we were walking around last night because of the lights. i, myself, am not a shopper, but i love to look at all the windows and stuff. within 30, 40 minutes you can see some of the best highlights of window shopping. that's great. awesome skating just back here, which we checked out. >> it will be lit tomorrow night. >> we checked out the skating, i can confirm you do not need to be an expert. there was some alternate skating out there, let's just say that. of course, f.a.o. schwartz with the kids for the holidays, 150th anniversary. so they are putting on a shindig with tours, toy soldiers, all that. >> i took the kids to central park and they ran wild. it's a perfect spot for kids, winter or whenever. >> don't forget broadway, lots of great shows. broadway when you come, definitely. >> "scandalous." >> savannah, georgia. >> savannah was another great recommendation of the virtual tourists. it's off the beaten path, one of the first
have better odds of getting hit by a car. here in new york city, i have to agree with her. >> i know, but just imagine if you do win. alison, we are seeing the record jackpot because of changes made to the powerball game. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: it seems the lottery commission doubled the price of a powerball ticket from $1 to $2 in hopes of generating more revenue, but something interesting happened, sales initially went down and then they got a pop and went back up. sales really increased because people started talking about it. all that buzz happened, that jackpot grew and grew over the months, the jackpots for the powerball. in the end it increased sales and that generates revenue for states because, of course, you have to pay taxes on any of your winnings. so with the lot he commission increasing the price was generate revenue. they did and wow they will with this jackpot of $500 million. >> alison, did you buy a ticket? >> reporter: oh, no, i have no problem admitting it. i will go ahead and buy a few tickets of my own. >> good luck to you. thank you. we'l
-mart to get birth control pills. you can get all the condoms you want. in new york city, at a bar, they're free. just take a handful on your way out. planned parenthood, too. do you think she should be woman of the year? >> the reason that sandra fluke represents what woman or person of the year should be about is she took a national stage, not knowing she was was, by the way, with dignity and grace, talked about a challenging issue, regardless of what you think about the issue, raked over the coals, called a prostitute and slut, but continued to have a global conversation with civility. >> sean: wait a minute. the foundation of what she said was false. it's not $3,000 over the course of a woman's career. why should taxpayers be paying for her birth control? why? >> again, you could argue the merits -- >> sean: how about sweater questions on the merits? >> the point is what she represents in terms of the issue. you look at the people nominated by the general public, it includes the ayatollah of iran, ryan seacrest. he's a real-life barbie doll or ken doll. >> sean: you're going to insul
perino with andrea tantaros, bob beckel, eric bolling, brian kilmeade. 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> dana: congress 35 days to reach a deal and prevent the economy going over the fiscal cliff. no mystery what the issues are that must be reed. the democrats know, republicans know and so does president obama. entitlements are pushing the country toward financial ruin. here is what the president said in 2010. >> the major driver of the long-term liabilities is medicare, medicaid and healthcare spending. nothing comes close. social security we could probably fix the same way tip o'neil and ronald reagan sat down together and we could figure something out. that is manageable. medicare and medicaid, massive problems down the road. that's where, that is what our children have to worry about. >> dana: here we are, two years later and still no plan. on the left in congress refusing to deal with that simple reality. vermont senator bernie sanders caucuses with the democrats. take a listen. >> i get nervous when i hear the president and others continue to talk ab
and chancellor of the new york city public schools joel kline had a somewhat on education reform in washington examining america's education system and the impact on national security. council on foreign relations moderates the discussion, about an hour. >> welcome to this evening, broadcast of morning joe. the energy in this room is a real testament to two things. one is how the education reform has ripened, a combination of meade, the talent we see in this room has coalesced on the issue of new technologies but there is a sense that the moment has arrived and the other is jeb bush. [applause] >> i am a great believer that two things matter in life. won his ideas and the other is people. that is the real driver of change, the real driver of history. when you unpack it all and jeb bush is a perfect example. the coming together of a person with real talent and drive with a set of ideas and this is one of them. the fact that you are all here is the greatest salute you could give. condoleezza rice and i come out of a national security background. we use to mess around with something called the ra
. the world's most refreshing beer. ♪ >> from the fox business studios in new york city, it's "the willis report" with gerri willis gerri: well, it was not too long ago our top leaders had a come by a moment at the white house. remember this? the president predicting april process during the fiscal cliff talks and even wishing the house speaker a happy birthday. still nowhere near a solution to the democrats balanced approach. >> we remain hopeful and optimistic that we can achieve a deal. he will not sign an extension of bush-era tax cuts for the top 2 percent. >> we have already done more than a billion dollars worth of cuts. the richest of the rich will have to pay a little bit more. gerri: the voicef compromise. it will lead gop be forced to surrender their platform? let's ask our all-star political panel. former advisers to president george w. bush and daily beast columnist. to you first. the other republicans going to have to walk away from what they have long clung to which is the idea that we're not going to raise taxes, no way, no how. >> well, i think that president obama defini
ago they weren't anticipating election? is it beginning, i live in new york city. i'm ignorant about these things. is it beginning of hunting season? is it something else you can say or it just a great christmas gift. >> you know, honestly a year ago people weren't concerned with a second term re-election. you know, there is a lot of concern right now, there is lot going around about, there is no third term coming up. so anything that will happen will hpen now. i can only attribute it to that. there is no other way, now in our stores, specifically, last year we didn't do nearly what did he did this year. we doubled what we did last year this year. melissa: yeah. >> while it w a terrific year last year, even more so this year. melissa: what is your best-seller? what is really flyg off the shelves so to speak at your store? >> brought with me today an example of ar-15 type weapon. this one has optic. and has suppresor on it. class 3 items like suppose source are biggest sellers in the store right now. along with bulk ammo. a lot of people buying ammunition by the case. melissa: what, w
, what $20 billion, i think -- or at least near that is what at least in new york city what the cost could be. >> sure, and, you know, frankly there's something that i always find a little bit -- a little iffy about the lottery, which is that the people who play by and large are on the lower end of the income scale. poor people pay the lottery more, but that money goes to fund services people in the middle class like education. it actually seems to me like a little bit of a better outcome if we are going to assume that still poor people are buying a lot of these lottery tickets. >> don't a lot of these states, though, the way they sell a lottery in the first place is don't worry all the money's going for education. of course, people don't realize money's fundable, so they take from somewhere else. it doesn't increase the amount on education, but don't a lot of states have in the constitution, change the constitution in order to achieve what you want to do, right? >> that's true. and you're right to say this notion that somehow lottery money is like magical and can only go to educatio
is at a store in new york and it always seems that someone in a small town wins so you are in new york city which means you are at a store where the winner will not be located. >> reporter: hopefully i'll break that streak. i bought several tickets here today. that would be a good thing, for sure. we have seen a steady stream of customers. at this location alone, they have sold several thousand dollars of tickets and seeing that across the country. about 550 million powerball tickets have been sold and that's why the number of the jackpot keeps growing and getting bigger. as people hear about the jackpot, they run out to get the tickets and that feeds the jackpot and the cycle builds on itself and every week that goes by without a winner it keeps growing. this pot started growing october 6th, more than seven weeks ago and every week without a winner is it's bigger and bigger. the odds of winning is 1 in 175 million and not likely that people who buy a ticket will win but everybody wants that chance at the dream. not just the winner that's going to go home with something. the state gets a do
york city during superstorm sandy. the company is still in the process of reviewing that incident. >>> well, for the first time since his arrest two years ago, bradley manning is expected to take the stand in a pretrial hearing this week. now, manning is accused of leaking thousands of classified military and state department documents while serving in iraq. many of which wound up on the wikileaks website. manning's attorneys are trying to get the case thrown out saying he was mistreated while in military custody. but the pentagon insists he was held in accordance with the rules. if convicted, manning faces life in prison. >>> and in the democratic republic of the congo, the rebel group known as m-23 defied a call to withdraw from the city of goma. they say they're going the remain in control of the city until the demands are met. including releasing political prisoners and dismissing the national election commission. the congo administration minister -- residents fear they'll be caught in the cross-fire, and what's been happening there is hard to imagine. >>> bob dole has been ho
that operated the crane that partially collapsed in new york city during superstorm sandy. the company is still in the process of reviewing that incident. >>> well, for the first time since his arrest two years ago, bradley manning is expected to take the stand in a pretrial hearing this week. now, manning is accused of leaking thousands of classified military and state department documents while serving in iraq. many of which wound up on the wikileaks website. manning's attorneys are trying to get the case thrown out saying he was mistreated while in military custody. but the pentagon insists he was held in accordance with the rules. if convicted, manning faces life in prison. >>> bob doll dole has been hospitalized. he checked in to walter reed for a routine procedure and will be discharged tomorrow. there were subcommittees raised about his health after harry reid indicated that he was at walter reed for more than just a checkup and described him as infirm. >>> consumer confidence hit a four-year high today. >>> and now our fourth story outfront. coming clean on benghazi. susan rice went to
. >> and by bloomberg, a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. >> from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we are at the supreme court of the united states in washington, the nine justices that occupy its chambers carry a heavy responsibility. they have the final say on the law of the land. the principles and idea that guide their decisions are the subject of heated debate. justice antonin scalia is the longest serving justice currently on the court, he is the leading voice for a conservative judicial philosophy known as textualism, some talk about it as originalism. it asserts that laws must be interpreted as they were understood by the men who wrote them. in 2006, justice elena kagan, then the dean of hear extraordinary law school, scalia's alma mater says he is the justice who has had the most important impact over the years on how we think and talk about law. he originally coauthored a new book, it is called reading law, the interpretation of legal text. i am very honored to have justice scalia back on this program. so the first book was about argui
to our concerns. .. >> we are now live with condoleezza rice and former chancellor of new york city public schools. they will discuss america's education system and its impact on security. it is part of a event hosted by the excellence in foundation for education. right now we are listening to introductory remarks. >> the first african-american woman to hold that post. she's a former national security advisor under president george w. bush. she is also the cofounder of the center for a new generation, which is an innovative afterschool enrichment program, and she is the co-author of numerous books, including two bestsellers. she is an undergraduate degree from the university of denver, a masters from notre dame, and a phd from the university of denver. mr. klein and doctor rice are going to be discussing a report that they have authored, which has been published in march of this year by the council on foreign relations. among many things, this report notes that while the united states invests more in k-12 public education than many other developed countries, students are woefully il
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are married and whose marriage is recognized, people like new york city council speaker christine and her wife. >> stephanie: aaron, i'm so sorry, we're out of time. but go oat the out magazine. we're out of time. thank you so much. >> caller: thank you. >> stephanie: 29 minutes after the hour. back with representative john yarmuth next. drop on the pitcher's mound. [ ♪ music ♪ ] [ ♪ music ♪ ] i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> you mean the boys are talking about what to do with the extra coins? i'm renting a clown and did i. >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> and i really under estimated the creepiness. [ laughing ] >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welc
the first time they shot down a helicopter with a surface to air missile. >> steve: remember who new york city firefighters head to new orleans to help after hurricane katrina? firefighters from the big easy now returning the favor. 40 new orleans firefighters are headed to areas destroyed by sandy that will spend two weeks helping the fire department of new york clean houses and if need be, fight fires. >> we want to inspire these guys, like they inspired us when we saw coming down here. >> there is hope. you can rebuild and you can come back. i'm speaking from experience, unfortunately. i lost my house in katrina and again recently in hurricane isaac. >> steve: southwest airlines heard about it and offered to fly all the firefighters to new york for free. >> brian: college in north carolina could be heading to court after taking the christmas out of christmas trees. yep. the alliance defending freedom group turning to sue western piedmont community college accusing them of violating the first amendment right. students submitted an announcement for their christmas tree sale. but when pos
wealthier americans. in new york city, as the previous caller asked about, it is represented by democrats through and through but they would be heavily-hit by upper- class income tax increases. host: from twitter -- is it true that current revenue only -- interest pays social tree, medicare and medicaid, and the rest is borrowed? guest: it is true that the discretionary part of the budget, everything else, nuclear facilities, the justice department, education, is a small part of the budget. the question is not so much about now, but in the future. in the future, medicare and medicaid spending, into a degree social security, will come to consume the entire budget because of the baby boomer retirement age -- wave and the increasing costs of health care. that is why lawmakers are working hard to get the fiscal house in order. host: we are talking about the so-called fiscal cliff talks happening in washington. if you want to follow along, we are starting a new page c-, as well as a twitter feed. we are learning today that there are no face-to-face negotiations. republican
for this. the salvation ringing bells and asking donations on the street. that is new york city what you're seeing on the screen. we'll tell you what city is using panhandling laws to give them the boot this christmas. that's next. jon: ah. and we can save you 10% on ground shipping over the ups store. look this isn't my first christmas. these deals all seem great at the time... but later, not so much. this isn't that kind of deal. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. jenna: one of the most familiar sounds of the christmas season. silence now in colorado springs. the city banning the salvation army bell ringers for violating its panhandling laws. alicia acuna is live in colorado springs with more on this. >> reporter: hi, jenna. this is one location. the salvation army says it is disappointed losing this location because it has been a tradition
tend to represent the wealthier americans. for example, new york city as the previous caller asked about is representing by democrats through and through. but it would be heavily hit by upper income tax increases. so i'm not sure so much motivations about who is exactly benefited as much as philosophical beliefs about the role of tax policy. guest: it's true that virtually a huge part of our budget is basically the entitlement programs, medicare, medicaid, social security, defense spending as well as interest payments. and discretionary part of our budget, which is everything else, cops, justice department, nuclear facilities, education, etc., is a small part of the budget. now, the question is not so much about now, but in the future and the future, medicare spending and medicaid spending in particular and to a degree social security, but much less, will come to consume almost the entire budget. because of the baby boomer retirement wave as well as because of increasing health care costs. and that's why lawmakers and policymakers are working so hard to try to get the fiscal house
.m. on the west coast. time to wake up, everyone, as we take a live look at new york city. back with us on set we have mike barnicle, john heilemann, and andrea mitchell in washington. >> do you know what i always say? okay, i'm in trouble, and they get these little arm bands now. wwjd. what would joe do? so what do i say? you've seen those? you make a mistake, just step up and say, i was wrong. >> exactly. i'm sorry. >> do you know how many times i have to do that every day? a lot. a lot. i find it works. look at this. hey, john, i'm sorry, i made a mistake. you say to me -- that's okay. >> well -- >> try me. people really want to see that. >> mika, i'm sorry, i made a mistake. >> oh, it's all right. >> mike, i'm sorry, i made a mistake. >> that works. >> is it okay? >> you look weak. >> how about this, i am so, so sorry. is there anything i can do to help you? >> you know what? you just did it. you just can did it. so -- >> so that's what happened on capitol hill. >> susan rice goes to capitol hill and she says, you know what, bad intel, i made a mistake, i'm sorry. i am glad that the people th
that. new york, toronto, and berlin. i have been to all three and they are not nearly the same size as well we produced, or nearly as diverse. what we are always thinking about is what we are offering people that is so quintessentially san francisco that we get -- it cannot be gotten anywhere else. we are also told the switching of the entertainment this year. we have dance areas where the slides used to be. i think that for us it is about making sure that people, even if they came to san francisco in particular five years ago, that they are not experiencing the fight -- the same thing. it speaks to one of the priorities. the never-ending city. or something. i do not remember, exactly, but it is the same basic concept. even if you come here several times over and over, you will not have the same experience. as we do that, enhancing certain things. live stages have big-name bands. headlining the folsom street fair, people are now looking forward to our entertainment in ways they did not 10 years ago. >> commander, how do we prepared to assist an outdoor event? what training do the fo
, to spark an industrial revolution. that gave birth, not only to a ports called new york city, but a berth to a necklass of communities called milltowns that became the encenters of invention and innovation. so it's that spark of vision that is the first step. and if we're going to denounce any of these creative opportunities to invest in nation building by denouncing it as socialism, you know, it was president -- was president eisenhower a socialist? were all those who preceded him or followed him who came up with these great visions, a space program that gave us an unleashing of technology, no, they were thinkers. they were visionaries. they were leaders. and that's the first step. and then we develop policy from that vision. we teggetter it into real terms. and then we invest in the implementation of that policy. that's america at her finest. and if we look back at the erie canal history, when they did that it wasn't easy times. they were tough times. they were tough economic times. and so they stepped up to the plate and said, we're going to do this, it's not easy to launch but we're g
to breathe right. >>> here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in new york partly sunny 42 degrees. same deal in miami 80. mostly sunny in chicago 40 degrees. sun in dallas 65 and rain in l.a. 66 degrees. >>> let's check your national forecast. series of storms will pound the west coast. parts of california and southwest oregon could see as much as 15 inches. several feet of snow is expected to fall in the mountain regions. look for lake-effect snow in parts of michigan. dry in the northeast and south. brisk sales have pushed tonight's powerball jackpot to $500 million. it's a record amount for powerball and the second biggest lottery jackpot in history behind the $656 mega million prize in march. a single powerball winner would take home a lump sum of $327 million before taxes. >> build myself a nice home. >> donate a bunch of it. i don't need that kind of money. i'm content with what i got. >> people just rolled their eyes across america because of that. the federal government takes off 25% in taxes. then depending on where you live there's state and city taxes.
at that ravaged our cities from new york to new orleans this year and we're paying a heavy price for it. stuart: if the united nations comes up with a tax and pay it, do you think the united nations has the answer for climate change? >> the united nations has been working on this issue for a long time. they made a contribution globally, but here in the united states we're getting answers from the national economy of society and nasa, the guys who put the man on the moon, that's where we're getting our information and where we're getting our policy guidance and the solutions to move forward. let's discuss it, the united states, if we have a carbon tax in the united states of some sort, we tax emissions so we have fewer emissions and you think that makes a really, rail big difference to the temperature of the planet? >> a huge difference because we've got to go after the industrial carbon pollution that's warming the planet and paying a heavy price. this pushed the price tag on the problem and we know where the pollution is, let's go get it. >> one last question, i'm sure you're familiar with the
man named jed york. along with colleagues who were new in 2009 we asked you to consider sticking around in the city. while we may someday curse you for stop take our blessed team out of the city, we love the fact we are working together on this bid. we love that our 49er also continue to play great football down the street. we love the fact we still have hometown pride in the best football team in the franchise. thank you. looking forward to getting this done. [applause] >> i want to reiterate two points and open up to questions, if you have them for the folks up here. this will be the most shared super bowl super bowl bid ever. that is the key, hash tag super bowl and help us bring the bowl to the bay. we are doing well. keep talking, okay. i also want to say that when mayor lee asked me to do this, i told him this needed to be the most philanthropic, environmentally friendly and most sustainable ever. that is why i agreed to do this. my work is tipping point community. it is incredibly important to me and to my board and something i ran by them. we said this was an opportunity
including by several municipal awards in chicago and new york. today i'm launching a participatory budgeting pilot program to give residents the power to decide how to use this discretionary funding. my office will be partnering with the controller's office, and the right to the city alliance to implement a four month process to engage residents, neighborhood groups and other community stakeholders in dialogue and to vote on proposed projects. i'm interested in bringing participatory budgeting to san francisco because increased civic participation will help make our city -- allow our city to make better investments in our neighborhoods and empower residents to get involved in our democratic process. colleagues if you haven't get figured out how to spend your discretionary funds i invite you to join us. i look forward to working with our partners and the public to create a vibrant and effective budgeting process. the last item i want to mention is a resolution that i will be cosponsoring with supervisor farrell, urging the national park service to abandon plans to locate the alcatraz ferry se
is what they used to do in the old days in new york and it is not acceptable any more. and the other property down on the corner of third and towns is in fact a new property. and it currently is owned by mcdonald's. we will also do one of two other minor pieces that were not fully covered in the previous document and really being out dated and one of those is the underground pedestrian tunnel which will now in fact we have decided to be a straight shot down beal street to embarcadero station and you can see where you are going. it would be underground, people-mover, with remarkable on either side. and we issued an rfp for this work in august of this year. we received a single proposal on september the 28th. briefly this proposal was from a large company, very well qualified and when we checked up afterwards. we found that small companies found that there was too much scope of work within this and too many things to do that any one small company could not do it by themselves and the other major companies could have done this. are really already conflicted out because like urs, pass an
two big cities last value in new york and chicago. >>> another apple maps executive is losing his job. according to bloomberg business week richard williamson who oversaw the maps unit is out. comes after the heads of the operating system lost his job last month over complaints about the maps software, including embarrassments like misplacing the washington monument. quick market check for you -- >> lives in washington, right? u.s. stock futures are down, greece bailout is behind us so for the time being the focus is back on fiscal cliff and the state of the u.s. economy. >>> other top stories for you this morning, former senator and presidential candidate bob dole expected to be discharged from a washington's walter reed army medical center today. an aide says the 89-year-old checked himself into the hospital for a routine procedure and that he's doing well. you might want to put down the pork chop. a new study from consumer reports found 69% of raw pork products in u.s. supermarkets are contaminated by a foodborne bacteria that can cause fever, cramps and intestinal bleeding. resear
. an example, i will cost about $406 on average to travel to new york for christmas. that compares with $371 for the new year so, you might want to just put your holiday back a little bit. and hotel rates are also up in some cities. the average daily room rate in los angeles for christmas is now 10% higher than last year, and a new year's day on average is going to cost 14% more a day. >> ouch. >> yeah. bottom line is there's really no getting away from it. sorry, chris. bearer of bad news. >> we often make fun of the fact or get maybe disgusted by the fact that some ceos who get into trouble leave with a golden parachute. i don't know what the situation is here, but a top apple exec got the walking papers because of that disastrous debut of the apple maps app. >> right. there are some reports suggesting that apple has let go the manager responsible for that troubled mapping app. his name is richard williamson. now, you're absolutely right. the new map app has been criticized for things like unreliable searches and lack of directions. and naturally, if this is, indeed, true, apple just wants
later. >> bill: continuing with christmas chaos, with us here in new york, monica crowley and alan colmes. colmes, why do you think this happens every year? every year? >> i think there are people like chaffey who good heartedly believe they should reach out and be as inclusive as possible. it's what it's all about. >> bill: just for 24 hour period. >> no. >> bill: he backed down after 24 hours. >> obviously there was political pressure. this happens in a number of places, you pointed out, because of the attempt for inclusiveness. that's why it happens. >> bill: you think that in the spirit of goodwill toward men, governor chaffey wants to ban the word christmas? >> it's the christmas spirit. >> if he really -- >> bill: according to colmes, chaffey is actually promoting the christmas spirit by refusing to call the christmas tree a christmas tree. >> you think progressives are the men knee -- christians are the men knee? >> bill: anybody who opposes the word christmas this time of year because it's a federal holiday is a loon. >> all right. >> bill: that's what i think. >> christian
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